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Ex-minister, others dump PDP for APC in Plateau

2015-01-19 07:43
Jos - Some prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Plateau State on saturday dumped the part for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), declaring that they would support the aspiration of former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari.

Among those who defected to the APC were former minister and erstwhile deputy governor of the state, Pauline Tallen; PDP governorship aspirant, Professor Longmas Wapmuk; Professor Sonny Tyoden, Leo Dilkon, among others.

Presidential candidate of the APC, General Buhari, who received them into his party at a rally organised by the state chapter of the APC, declared that the mission of his party was to rescue Nigeria from corruption and insecurity ravaging it in all fronts.

Also read: 22 Akwa Ibom PDP governorship aspirants dump party

Buhari promised to promote agriculture, education and provide employment opportunities for the teeming youths in the country, if elected in February.

He added that his government would run a transparent government and guarantee equal right of citizenry.

“By 14 February, APC will institute leadership that will promote transparency and would be acceptable by all Nigerians. Emphasis will be given to agricultural and educational sectors and creation of jobs for our teaming unemployed youths in the country,” he said.

He charged his supporters to vote wisely and not be deceived by “empty promises which have not materialised in the last six years.”

-  NAN

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